Predicted number 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson appears to be ready to start his career with New Orleans Pelicans.
Williamson's stepfather Lee Anderson showed Thursday morning on Off the Bench's 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge program and said Zion is ready to put roots in New Orleans. He said the family is already talking to the general manager of the Peanuts, David Griffin and the coach Alvin Gentry.
"We met with David Griffin and we had a great conversation and we are very excited about the hope that we will find a solution and that we will find a place to stay," he said.
Williamson met with the Pelicans on Wednesday before he left the NBA together.
Chatter was on Wednesday that Williamson was disappointed that New Orleans drew the No. 1 in the draft and that he could return to the Duke for sophomore season and take his chances in draft 2020 instead. Anderson quickly closed these rumors.
"As long as he returns to Duke, that's not what we even think," Anderson said.
Williamson, one of the people of South Carolina, swept the national player of the year after his first season at Duke. The forwarding power in 33 games helps, 22.6 points on average, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1. He shot 68 percent from the floor.
In addition, Williamson reported to the Memphis Grizzlies – owners of the No Pick. 2 in the June 20 draft – in Chicago, as well as the joint walls of the Duke of RJ Barrett. Barrett chose to leave Chicago after a meeting with Memphis, against The Athletic, and there was speculation that the Grizzlies promised him that his choice was the second overall choice.
On the contrary, ESPN reported that the Grizzlies are aimed at picking in the State No.
–Field Level Media